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Anatomy Of A House: 633 E. Anderson

Anatomy Of A House: 633 E. Anderson

633 E. Anderson in March 2020.It is no revelation, amidst current television line-ups overrun with home make-over and design shows, to say that houses evolve over time.  The changing needs of a homeowner, not to mention their changing tastes, can often transform a...

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Why Preservation In Savannah Still Matters

Why Preservation In Savannah Still Matters

When one thinks of historic preservation in Savannah, it may be tempting to ask whether it is still relevant. After all, at least in four of Savannah’s historic districts, strong ordinances are in place to protect historic buildings from demolition or inappropriate alterations. Isn’t saving historic buildings the point? Aren’t they already saved?

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Our Haint Blue…Ain’t

Our Haint Blue…Ain’t

The Davenport House attic has a remarkable expanse of old paint in a shade of blue that makes the space evocative. The space, we call the garret room, has been left unrestored. For the guests, who have the opportunity to see it, it is a highlight of their visit.

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The House Whisperer: George Fore

The House Whisperer: George Fore

If you were at the Davenport House (DH) in mid-January you could not help but notice the activity. George Fore, renown architectural conservator, came to the site to conduct an assessment of the building as part of the on-going Davenport House/Kennedy Pharmacy Evolution campaign.

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